Somebody mentioned earlier tonight eating dried figs that really complemented their Columbian Huila - San Jose de Isnos. It made me wonder, what other foods to you fine folks like to eat that you feel are good complements for coffee, or maybe even specific foods that compliment specific coffees or types of coffee? Aaron Peterson Versailles, KY
Brownies Colombia Narino - FC+ Drip Lemon Bars (Cookies) Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Frangelica Brazil Moggiana OK, so there's a couple of mine... Brett Zassed On 3/22/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Pretty much anything chocolate or cookies with any coffee. When I used to smoke cigars regularly I also liked a good cigar while sipping coffee. bc On 3/22/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> ttings <Snip>
On |Mar 22, at 9:42 PM|Mar 22, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> Bananas. Cinnamon rolls (the really doughy kind). Oranges. Shortbread. Buttered toast. Snickerdoodles. Scot "chocolate? not so much" Murphy ----------- "The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'" - Robin Williams
<Snip> NO DOUBT, but i dont know that you can call a cigar food?!?! -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
Scot Murphy wrote: <Snip> Oranges and shortbread for sure! Had not thought about bananas, but I'm intrigued, so I'll give that try... A favorite of mine is homemade marshmallows dusted with powdered sugar that's spiked with a little cinnamon. Best with a stovetop espresso strength brew. Haven't made those in a couple months, so time soon come. cheers, Scott --> not so much chocolate either.
On |Mar 23, at 12:26 AM|Mar 23, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip> How do you do homemade marshmallows? I remember, when I was but a lad, having them made with actual marsh mallow. It's such a wonderful flavor...why hasn't anyone cultivated it like they have vanilla? I think it could compete. Hey, would somebody like to bankroll a $1,000,000 venture I'm thinking of? Scot "you can have some profits once everything's amortized" Murphy --------------------- "I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Wiesel
--Apple-Mail-83--565247023 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Currently nibbling on a delicious sugar-free chocolate biscotti (biscotto, since it's just one) while savoring a mug of Aeropressed Mexico Esmeralda Natural Decaf. As to stash reduction, sigh. My son came up and asked when I was going to roast some more Uganda Bugisu (he likes it even better than the Horse). His face fell when I told him we were out (and I'd thought till now that so was SM). And I asked my husband, a confirmed Sumatraholic, how he likes the aged stuff--and he shouted, "I LOVE IT--it's the best stuff you've ever served!!" Well, when I showed him we had a scant half-lb. left, he said "For pity's sake, order five pounds!" This from a man whose usual mantra is "Watch the bucks." (Come to think of it, he thought it was also cool that I'd bought a mandolin, the kind you play rather than slice onions with, and a second XM radio and subscription for his car. I am worried that aliens may have snatched him in the night and replaced him with a Stepford Husband...........naaaah). So only two weeks after I swore it'd be my last order for awhile, I have just told Harvey to bring me 5 lbs. ea. of the Bugisu and Aged Sumatra, as well as a lb. each of the decaf Java and El Salvador to try. I had wondered what the deal was about the aged Sumatra--I like it but I am not as fanatical about it as my husband or my assistant.....then I realized that peaty undertone makes it taste like..................................SCOTCH! When I told my husband, he grinned and said, "And?" On Mar 23, 2006, at 12:26 AM, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip> Sandy www.sandyandina.com --Apple-Mail-83--565247023 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 Currently nibbling on a = delicious sugar-free chocolate biscotti (biscotto, since it's just one) = while savoring a mug of Aeropressed Mexico Esmeralda Natural = Decaf.
Scot Murphy wrote: <Snip> Scot, They are very simple to make, but the caveat is that sugar cookery "can be" risky if you have small children or curious folks around. Boiling sugary syrups can be wicked. I have a couple scars on my hands from making caramel apples 30+ years ago. If you don't have a heavy duty electric mixer, don't bother trying this (think KitchenAid, Bosch, or other similarly powered tabletop mixer). You have to whip air into the sugar mix for several minutes. This page is where I found the recipe I started using a couple years ago. Plain old store bought marshmallows will not even closely resemble these confections. Drop one in a cup of hot chocolate and you'll see a real difference in how they enhance the cup. Also, a homemade marshmallow that has been toasted is AWESOME! ... by itself or with coffee. cheers, Scott
On 3/22/06, Sandy Andina wrote: <Snip> s <Snip> Hey Sandy, Since you'll get the decaf Java and the El Salvador before I do, please let me know how you like it. I saw it and am intent on adding it to my next order. After I tasted your Uganda Bugisu in our exchange, I WILL be getting some. I have to tell you, I have been inching into second crack with some of my roasts since we had our exchange. Wow! And the aroma when grinding is to die for. Thanks for the help. Ann
--Apple-Mail-87--562577602 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Ah, young Grasshopper--you have learned one of the Secrets of the Universe: fear not the second crack! Seriously, some stuff really shines best at FC-FC+. If the El Salvador decaf is half as good as the COE Pacamaral was, it should be awesome!! Java Blawan decaf was one of the first decafs I'd ever roasted, and I'm really looking forward to having a nice thick low-acid blending decaf that can complement some of those snappier Centrals. But oh, how I miss that Tanzania Peaberry decaf! On Mar 23, 2006, at 1:28 AM, an iconoclast wrote: <Snip> Sandy www.sandyandina.com --Apple-Mail-87--562577602 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 Ah, young Grasshopper--you have = learned one of the Secrets of the Universe: fear not the second crack! = Seriously, some stuff really shines best at FC-FC+. If the El = Salvador decaf is half as good as the COE Pacamaral was, it should be = awesome!! Java Blawan decaf was one of the first decafs I'd ever = roasted, and I'm really looking forward to having a nice thick low-acid = blending decaf that can complement some of those snappier = Centrals.
With plain NY style cheesecake (you know only slightly flavored with lemon or vanilla) I really enjoy Yemens DP Ethiopians, or an Indian coffee. With BBQ, I like Sumatras, Yemens and DP Ethiopians. Yergi I drink with whatever I would drink tea with, like egg salad or tuna fish sandwiches or salads. Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
Chocolate, dark with rich coffees & milk with a mild cup. A good brandy, with either coffee or chocolate or both. Scones are wonderful. We stopped at a roadside tourist trap in Australia that a friend recommended, blah coffee even though they were within an hour of Mountain Top, but wonderful light scones served with sweet clotted cream & preserves. A decent cup of coffee to complement the scones. -- "Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard
Canned sardines, marinated in garlic, horseradish and cumin....
With your coffee?! Wow. On 3/23/06, Angelo wrote: <Snip>
Cumin?? Now, if you meant cayenne (with Iskandar Triple Pick), I see where your cumin from! :) -- Brent Roasting in an SC/TO & i'Roast2 On 3/23/06, Angelo wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
I generally prefer coffee by itself. To me, most food flavors either clash or mask the flavors of the coffee. That said, an exception is eggs. A mess of scrambled eggs and toast seems to enhance the coffee. Sweets mask the natural sweetness of coffee. Spicy food ruins any subtle flavors in coffee (or anything else). --- Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip>http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>">http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast<Snip>http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
I've found that sweets can enhance the natural sweetness of coffee. For example, I had a donut with some Guat Huehue the other day and I could really taste the chocolate (in the coffee). Same thing happened with the Columbia FNC Excelsio. On 3/23/06, Andy Thomas wrote: <Snip> -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Just what I need, a massive sugar rush, .. that and a strong cup of coffee and ill be bouncing around here like a ritalyn child, however after seeing that marshmallow recipie im sorry but I just HAVE to try it. I have plenty of vanilla beans left over from last years harvest and I can do them up real good I bet. thanks for the link. aaron
I love plain cheescake with a dollup of fresh sour cream. The thin dried layer of sour cream thing is okay, but a bit of fresh is sooo much better. I agree the food with coffee wouldn't be a good idea if I were cupping. But I don't always want to cup my coffee. Sometimes I want to enjoy it without giving it my full attention. That's when I like to find some cheescake :-) Aaron Peterson Versailles, KY
Okay - here's my entry for what not to eat with coffee - south beach diet wheat thins. Actually, just don't eat them, period. Sorry, that was this morning's breakfast selection and it was pretty bad. I agree with Steve, though, that sweets are a perfect pair with coffee. I don't like anything to spiced, though (like anything with a lot of cinnamon in it) - I think it tends to interfere with the coffee flavor too much.
Steel cut oatmeal, fresh ground flax seed, a touch of cinnamon and ground ginger, and lots of dried cherries. Who would have thought tastes good and healthy go in the same sentence? (Actually, I prefer dark Belgian chocolate or cigars with my coffee.) Kit runs with scissors, plays with food Tara Kollas wrote: <Snip>
I keep Twizzlers Strawberry Twists at my desk and often absent-mindedly munch on them. When I forget I'm drinking coffee and munch into a Twist, I have repeatedly found that even with the best coffee (maybe ESPECIALLY with the best coffee), Twizzlers Strawberry Twists just don't taste very good. Brian "wish I'd stop forgetting that" Kamnetz On 3/24/06, Tara Kollas wrote: <Snip> s <Snip> I <Snip> on <Snip>
On |Mar 25, at 2:45 PM|Mar 25, Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip> I have a similar reaction when, once in a while, I take a gulp of coffee with a wintergreen BreathSaver in my mouth. Scot "mmm! mediciny!" Murphy